Appendix B

Committee Meetings and Activities

  1. Committee Meeting, August 28–31, 1995, Dearborn, Michigan

The following presentations were made to the committee by members of the PNGV:

Scope of the Peer Review—Mary Good, John McTague

Review PNGV Response to First Study with USCAR and U.S. Government Executives—Rob Chapman, Bob Mull

Overall PNGV Program Status Against Detailed Schedules and Specific Objectives—Ron York

PNGV Resource Requirements and Sources—Peter Rosenfeld, Pandit Patil

Systems Analysis

PNGV Decision Process—Owen Viergutz

Vehicle Engineering—Klaus Winkelmann

Systems Analysis—Mutasim Salman, Harvey Bloomfield

Review of PNGV Materials Issues, Selection Criteria, and Projected Resources—John Fillion

Powertrains

4-Stroke Direct Injection Engines—David Foulkes

Fuel Cells—Chris Borroni-Bird

Gas Turbines—Jerry Skellenger

Chemical Batteries and Ultracapacitors—Harold Haskins



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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES: SECOND REPORT Appendix B Committee Meetings and Activities Committee Meeting, August 28–31, 1995, Dearborn, Michigan The following presentations were made to the committee by members of the PNGV: Scope of the Peer Review—Mary Good, John McTague Review PNGV Response to First Study with USCAR and U.S. Government Executives—Rob Chapman, Bob Mull Overall PNGV Program Status Against Detailed Schedules and Specific Objectives—Ron York PNGV Resource Requirements and Sources—Peter Rosenfeld, Pandit Patil Systems Analysis PNGV Decision Process—Owen Viergutz Vehicle Engineering—Klaus Winkelmann Systems Analysis—Mutasim Salman, Harvey Bloomfield Review of PNGV Materials Issues, Selection Criteria, and Projected Resources—John Fillion Powertrains 4-Stroke Direct Injection Engines—David Foulkes Fuel Cells—Chris Borroni-Bird Gas Turbines—Jerry Skellenger Chemical Batteries and Ultracapacitors—Harold Haskins

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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES: SECOND REPORT Flywheel—Cyrus Ashtiani, Don Bender Hybrid Electric Vehicle Propulsion Programs—Brad Bates Review of Active Third-Party Support to PNGV Program—Peter Rosenfeld PNGV Infrastructure Issues—Bob Mull, Larry Johnson PNGV Barriers Major Barriers to Success in Terms of Technology, Vehicle Cost, Schedules, and Resources—Ron York Identify Government Agencies with Minimal Support to PNGV Who Have More to Contribute—Rob Chapman The committee also received a demonstration of the PNGV Home Page on the World Wide Web and was provided with written status reports by the PNGV on activities relating to Goals 1 and 2. On August 27, 1995, selected members of the committee and NRC staff received an overview of the PNGV program from representatives of USCAR and the U.S. government. A review of Ford Concept Vehicle activities was provided to the full committee by Chuck Risch of Ford Motor Company on August 29, 1995. Committee Meeting, October 30–November 2, 1995, Washington, D.C. The following presentations from representatives of industry and the government, including the national laboratories, were made to the committee: Update on FY 1996 Budget and Impact of Budget Changes on the PNGV Program—Rob Chapman and Pandit Patil, PNGV Materials Technology Update on PNGV Technical Roadmap—Materials and Structures, Andy Sherman, PNGV Steel—Darryl Martin, American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES: SECOND REPORT Aluminum—Mike Wheeler, Aluminum Association Polymer Matrix Composites—Elio Eusebi, PNGV Composite Vehicle Manufacturing—Bill Mellian, Owens Corning Why Carbon Fibers?—Mike Michno, Amoco Powertrains—Additional Development Activities Reduction of Nitrogen Oxide Emission for Lean Burn Engine Technology —Stephen Lott, Sandia National Laboratories, and Bob Hammerle, PNGV Fuel Additives and Formulations for NOx Control in Direct Injection Diesel Engines—Ronald Graves, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Advanced Diesel Engine Technologies—John Clarke, Caterpillar, Inc. Major PNGV Barriers and Achievements—John Crawford, Sandia National Laboratory, and Chris Sloane, USCAR Foreign Automotive Technology Development: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles —Keith Hardy, TASC Automotive Moving the Nation with Advanced Transportation—Tom Gross, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Technology Study on Advanced Vehicle Technologies (“Advanced Automotive Technology: Visions of a Super-Efficient Family Car”)—Greg Eyring, Office of Technology Assessment Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle Development at BMW—Joachim Tachtler, BMW, Germany Light Duty Engine Technologies—Ralph McGill, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Systems—N. Liebrand, Van Doorne's Transmissie b.v., The Netherlands Better Automatic Transmissions for Vehicles—James Dancey, Automotive Branch, Industry Canada

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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES: SECOND REPORT In addition, a subgroup of the committee and selected members of the PNGV participated in a discussion session on October 31, 1995, on PNGV powertrain development and systems analysis activities. Selected Members of the Committee and NRC Staff Made the Following Site Visits or Attended the Following Symposia: Visit to Chrysler Liberty Program Center and Vehicle Engineering Center, Madison Heights, Michigan, August 31, 1995 PNGV Symposium, “Energy Storage for the Next Generation Vehicle,” September 12–13, 1995, Washington, D.C. Visit to General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Michigan, October 9, 1995 Visit to Ford Advanced Technology Exhibition, Dearborn, Michigan, October 10, 1995 Automotive Technology Development Contractors' Coordination Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, October 23–27, 1995 In the course of deliberations and data-gathering activities, the committee split into several subgroups as listed on pages iii and iv.